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ECPA reform: The 1986 email privacy law might finally get updated.

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 08:29

federal law protects some of your email from government snooping without a warrant. But it doesn’t protect your email if it’s been left on a server for too long, and, worse, it doesn’t protect your metadata—information that can get you arrested and prosecuted, that can reveal intimate secrets about you, and that would expose the entire network of people you talk to. On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to address the first problem, but reform efforts in both houses of Congress have largely passed over the second issue.

What does your email address say about you?

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 11:55
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What does your email address say about you?
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•Here’s our stereotype: older people (as defined by a propensity to still be using AOL, Yahoo or ISP email) are the “truth through proof” heard; they’re listening and ready to learn about your service, but they’re not ready to jump right in (whether that means purchasing quickly or telling their friends). However, once you’ve sold them, they are often the most loyal users in your database, so don’t discount them!

In Paris, A Display From Hockney's Pixelated Period

Submitted by Bearkat on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 08:03

David Hockney thinks his current exhibition may be the first one that's ever been 100 percent e-mailed to a gallery. The 73-year-old artist is standing in the space in question — the Pierre Berge-Yves St. Laurent Foundation in Paris — trying to talk about the works, when his iPhone rings.

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Facebook's 'Not Email': Simpler, Stickier & Bound for Success

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Wed, 11/17/2010 - 11:27
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This morning, Facebook announced its new messaging system. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that the system was "not email" and not intended as the media-hyped "Gmail killer". Zuckerberg did say, however, that "this simpler type of messaging is going to be how people shift their communication."

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Internet Can Be a Dangerous Place for Unsupervised Children

Submitted by birdie on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 10:05

Internet predators are using more sophisticated means to lure children into dangerous situations says The News Chief of Winter Haven, FL.

In July, the Federal Trade Commission released a report concerning child safety on the Internet. The report stated that in 2004, 45 percent of American children had a personal cellular phone, while in 2009, the number of children with a phone grew to 75 percent.

Why Email No Longer Rules…

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 09:44

The WSJ says Email has had a good run as king of communications. But its reign is over.

In its place, a new generation of services is starting to take hold—services like Twitter and Facebook and countless others vying for a piece of the new world. And just as email did more than a decade ago, this shift promises to profoundly rewrite the way we communicate—in ways we can only begin to imagine.